Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Eve Surprise

Just a quickie. I wasn't actually going to post today but events transpired which were hard for me not to share.

I went out for a run this morning. It was a pleasant enough 10k as far as 10k's go at the moment. There was sweat - running into my eyes, down my arms, legs and butt crack. There were Christmas greetings exchanged with Peter the Greek (he's a fixture on every one of my runs to the university). There were rowers on the river. Lots of cyclists cycling. And a Kookaburra in a gum tree (apologies to the writer of 12 Days Of Christmas).

When I'd left home, Iven was just catching a few zzz's on the couch before heading off to work. When I got back home the couch was still occupied. I thought for a moment that it was still Iven and he'd really drifted off and was going to be late for work but a quick second glance told me that it was Josh. A third glance told me that he was completely starkers.

This is a G-rated (mostly) blog so I've 'pixelated' the picture for your viewing comfort. 

Josh had gone out the night before and was a little under the weather. My guess is that he'd gotten up to go to the toilet in the morning and then gotten confused about the direction of his bedroom - ending up on the couch.

I tried to wake him up but he's a heavy sleeper at the best of times and this wasn't the best of times so I had no hope. So I ended up getting a modesty towel and left him in peace.

But my philosophy as a mother is that it's every mother's duty to embarrass their child all the way through their life - to help build resilience. And I have a little streak of evil in my sense of humour. So it wasn't very long before a little plan was knocking on the front of my brain. All it required was a visit to the garden and a camera.

I don't have a fig tree but zucchini leaves are a similar shape - albeit a bit furrier. Position said leaf strategically and then take the incriminating photo.

Hmm ... now I wonder how to get best use of it.

Merry Christmas everyone.


  1. Ho ho ho! Some Christmas mischief! LOL! Have a lovely day and don't forget to tell us what you decide to do with the incriminating picture!

  2. Excellent! Love this story.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. Ha! What a lovely Christmas story! Have a great Christmas and New Year.

  4. That'll teach him hahaha
    A very merry Christmas to you and your (entertaining) family Char :)

  5. Merry Christmas! Is the picture going to be on FB?

    1. As much as I'd like to Andrea, I just can't. My meanness has a limit.

  6. teeheehee; one for the further .... he won;t know where adn he won;t know when ;-)
    Merry Christmas to all xx


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